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Allium tuberosum is often confused with:
Tulbaghia violacea Tulbaghia violacea
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Baptisia alba Baptisia alba
Stokesia laevis Stokesia laevis
Kniphofia x praecox

Allium tuberosum

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Allium tricoccum
Phonetic Spelling
AL-ee-um
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Allium tricoccum is a bulbous herb with characteristic onion or garlic odor. Grown for both ornamental and culinary uses, garlic chives are a great addition to edible landscapes.

Found in: Forest and natural areas, as native herbaceous plants; landscape as cultivated perennial; weedy in disturbed areas

Site: Rich, moist woods

Season: Early summer

More information on Allium.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bulb#yellow#poisonous#summer#drought tolerant#edible plant#cream#white flowers#yellow flowers#mass planting#summer flowers#deer resistant#cream flower#cream flowers#vegetable garden#rock gardens#early summer flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#yellow#poisonous#summer#drought tolerant#edible plant#cream#white flowers#yellow flowers#mass planting#summer flowers#deer resistant#cream flower#cream flowers#vegetable garden#rock gardens#early summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Allium
    Species:
    tuberosum
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Himalaya to China
    Edibility:
    Leaves, bulbs, and bulblets. Field garlic (A. vineale) is too strong for most tastes. HARVEST TIME: Only collect plants from areas you know have NOT been treated with pesticides. Gather leaves during spring and fall. Gather bulbs in the second year when they are large enough to use like cultivated onions. Flower stem bulblets are collected during the summer. SAFE HANDLING PROCEDURES: Wash leaves, bulbs and bulblets in warm water to remove dirt and debris. Do not use dish detergent or any type of sanitizer. These products can leave a residue. Use as domestic onions, for seasoning, or raw in salads. Bulbs can be used raw, boiled, pickled, or for seasoning. Their strong taste can be reduced by parboiling and discarding the water. To freeze onions or garlic, one should coarsely chop, blanch two minutes, drain, pat dry, and place them into plastic bags. The bulbs can also be dried for use as seasoning. Use flower bulbs to flavor soup or for pickling.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Umbel of 25 to 55 small, pale yellow to cream, bell-shaped flowers in tight cluster on 6 to 15 in. naked stem. The flowers have cup-like petals and sepals. Flowers are small, 6-parted, and in a cluster at the top of a naked stem. Appear in early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The plant has two to three elliptical basal leaves which are 6 to 10 in. long and 3 in. wide. The leaves have an odor of onions. The foliage disappears before flowering. Leaves are long, slender, flat or cylindrical and hollow.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Rock Wall
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. Poisonous through ingestion. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. (Poison parts: All parts; bulbs, bulblets, flowers, and stems)
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Sulfides
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems